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AWI Virtual Workplace Investigation Basics – Public Sector Supplement

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POBR/FOBR |  Public Sector |  Beginner |  Internal Investigators |  Interviewing |  Report Writing
Angel Ho |  Erich Knorr, AWI-CH |  Stephenie Alexander
2 hours
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Seminar Description:

AWI is excited to offer a supplementary seminar for its popular virtual Workplace Investigation Basics series. This 2-hour California public employer virtual supplement will provide a more detailed look at specific procedural and substantive issues not present in other types of investigations, such as the application of the employer’s policies, notices and admonishments, and employee representation. 

Notes: (1) Although not required, attendance at the Workplace Investigation Basics series is a highly suggested prerequisite for this supplement. If you have not completed the Basics, AWI will be offering additional installments in July, September, and November-December. Keep an eye on our event calendar for details. (2) This supplement does not contain a detailed discussion of issues pertaining to POBR/FOBR. For webinars diving into this topic, check out the AWI Learning Center. 3) This program will not be available on-demand, so registrants must attend live. 

Learning Objectives: 

Through attending this Seminar, participants will understand and be able to perform the following tasks relevant to public sector investigations: 

  1. Identify public sector issues
  2. Give the proper notifications and admonishments
  3. Conduct defensible interviews and follow-up interviews without violating state laws
  4. Arrive at a legally defensible decision
  5. Issue a report to meet the agency’s needs, including evaluating and incorporating documentation gathered during the investigative process.   




SHRM PDCs: 2.0


California MCLEs: 2.0



Angel Ho's Profile

Angel Ho

Law Offices of Angel Ho

Angel Ho has extensive experience investigating EEO and a myriad of other workplace investigation claims. After spending several years as an employment litigator with Jones Day and Ogletree Deakins, she transitioned into a career in public sector human resources at the Cities of Pasadena and Anaheim. There, she conducted numerous investigations while training and supervising other investigators and managing the Cities’ investigations programs. She left her public service career in 2020 and became an external, third-party investigator specializing in public sector workplace investigations, and in particular, investigations conducted under FOBR/PBOR.  Ms. Ho graduated from New York University School of Law in 2007.

Erich Knorr, AWI-CH's Profile

Erich Knorr, AWI-CH


Van Dermyden Makus Law Corporation

Erich Knorr is a Partner at Van Dermyden Makus Law Corporation where he conducts workplace investigations in California and Arizona. He regularly conducts investigations for state and local government agencies, public safety departments, universities, community colleges, and high schools. He also serves on the AWI Seminar and Webinar Committee. Erich previously represented public safety employees, and their labor associations, in litigation and disciplinary proceedings.

Stephenie Alexander

Eastridge Workforce Solutions